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Suns HC Jeff Hornacek Wants a Player at 13 to Push His Current Roster

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By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— With the 2015 NBA Draft fast approaching, the Suns are fully entrenched in the pre-draft workout process. For the Suns, head coach Jeff Hornacek will be assessing talent by running players through drills and practices. Now that Hornacek is entering his third season as head coach, he has identified watching young players give it their all as ... Read More »

Tyler Harvey: “I can bring a lot to a team”

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tyler Harvey has been a busy young man lately. He worked out with the San Antonio Spurs, he came through and worked out with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, then he headed out to Utah to workout for the Jazz. The days in the life of the NCAA’s leading scorer are very hectic as ... Read More »

Tyrann Mathieu: “I feel like a cat”

BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tyrann Mathieu clearly wasn’t himself last season (wearing a cast and a knee brace at the same time will do that to you). Mathieu was steadily making his way back from the horrible knee injury he suffered in his rookie season, then he injures his thumb, requiring him to wear a cast, further limiting ... Read More »

Mercury Open Title Defense June 5

Phoenix Mercury open title defense June 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of PDJ

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Mercury open up the season in defense of their title on June 5. The festivities at U.S. Airways Center get started around 6:30 p.m. with a special championship presentation for the fans and players. The 2014 WNBA Championship banner will be hung from the rafters next to the 2007 and 2009 banners, and the ... Read More »

Suns GM Ryan McDonough Plans to Take Best Available Player

Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough. McDonough was hired by the Suns May 7, 2013. Photo courtesy of NBA.com

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Suns will turn to General Manager Ryan McDonough for direction and answers in June’s NBA Draft. McDonough enters his third go-around with the Suns as the man with the ultimate plan. In 2013, McDonough chose center Alex Len with the fifth overall selection and the team picked forward TJ Warren 14th in 2014. Entering the June ... Read More »

Askia Booker loves to “disrupt plays on defense”

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Suns are gearing up for next month’s NBA Draft by hosting potential draft prospects at US Airways Center. They started the process on Tuesday, inviting six players in for workouts – among them was former Colorado point guard and second-team All-Pac-12 selection Askia Booker. Booker led the Buffaloes in scoring in his ... Read More »

Dbacks Win 4-3 Sunday; Take Series Against Cubs

Paul Goldschmidt hits 2-run HR in the 3rd inning off Cubs P Jason Hammel May 24, 2015. Photo courtesy of Rick Scuteri/AP

 By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Arizona Diamondbacks used great defensive plays, solid pitching and hot bats to take Sunday afternoon’s game from the Chicago Cubs, 4-3 at Chase Field. Jeremy Hellickson got the start against his former manager Joe Maddon and pitched a solid 6.2 innings, giving up four hits, three earned runs with four strikeouts. Hellickson did give ... Read More »